The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. Qualification for PP during self-employment programs

Self-employment program payments & PP

A self-employed recipient who receives payments under certain self-employment programs (Workforce Australia – Self-Employment Assistance (1.1.W.70) and NEIS (1.1.N.50)) may still qualify for PP.

If the recipient or their partner receive these self-employment program payments, then their rate of PP is subject to reduction as self-employment program payments are treated as a direct deduction, not income. Income from the business is subject to the income test.

Income derived from other forms of self-employment (other than through these self-employment programs) is also subject to the income test.

Act reference: SSAct section 1187 Reduction in rate of payments under this Act if recipient or partner also receiving payments under self-employment programs, section 1188 Rate reduction under this Part

Policy reference: SS Guide Part 4 Income & assets

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